Demimonde meaning

dĕmē-mŏnd
A group whose respectability is dubious.

The literary demimonde of ghostwriters, hacks, and publicists.

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The class of women who have lost social standing because of sexual promiscuity.
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A demimondaine.
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Prostitutes as a group.
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Any group whose activities are ethically questionable.
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A class of women kept by wealthy protectors; female prostitutes as a group.
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A group having little respect or reputation.

The literary demimonde.

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Origin of demimonde

  • French demi-monde demi- demi- monde world (from Latin mundus)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French demi half + monde world

    From Wiktionary